The much-awaited CSK vs MI battle will get underway soon as the toss of the match has happened now. Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat first. It is interesting to note that the Chennai Super Kings have batted first in each of their last two matches against the Mumbai Indians. They lost both the matches.
This is the first match of the second phase of the Indian Premier League. The Mumbai Indians currently hold the fourth position in the points table, while the Chennai Super Kings are two spots ahead of them. Speaking of their performance in the first phase, the Mumbai Indians won four of their seven matches and have eight points to their name, while the Chennai Super Kings have won one match more than the Mumbai Indians, playing the same number of matches.
CSK vs MI: Playing 11 of Today IPL 2021 Match
Here is the playing XI of both teams:
Mumbai Indians: Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (WK), Anmolpreet Singh, Kieron Pollard (C), Saurabh Tiwary, Krunal Pandya, Adam Milne, Rahul Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult.
Chennai Super Kings: Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (C and WK), Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, DJ Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood.
The umpires for this match are – Nitin Menon, Richard Illingworth, Anil Chaudhary and Anil Dandekar. Javagal Srinath is the match referee. The match is being played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Live Cricket Score, IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings vs. Mumbai Indians Match Today
This CSK vs MI match promises to be an exciting one. The last time these two teams played a match it was at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, and a special knock from the Mumbai Indians all-rounder Kieron Pollard helped his team win the match.
Today, Kieron Pollard is leading the team in the absence of regular Rohit Sharma. Anmolpreet Singh has been handed his maiden IPL cap. You can follow the live scorecard of the CSK vs MI match right here.